Wednesday, July 13, 2011

US Open 2011 badminton-updates

There were a few surprise results in the opening rounds of the US Open badminton-2011 (Officially known as the 2011 Yonex OCBC US Open Grand Prix Gold) that is currently being played at California in USA.

Highlights of first round results - women's singles:

Tine Baun crashes out : In the women's singles event of the US Open-2011, the top seed and current world no.5 Tine Baun was defeated by Japanese shuttler Kaori Imabeppu who is ranked no.52 in world badminton. Kaori bt. Tine Baun 21-19, 21-15, and she next faces former world badminton champion Lu Lan of China.

Rena Wang gives Porntip a tough time:
American top shuttler Rena Wang, gave a tough fight to 3rd seed Porntip Buranaprasertsuk of Thailand. However the Thai shuttler survived the onslaught and finally won the match 21-19, 22-20.

Highlights of Men's Singles match results:

In the men's singles event of the US Open 2011 badminton tournament, 2 rounds have been played so far, and many of the seeds have already crashed out of the reckoning.

Chetan Anand, former National badminton champion of India, was in good form as he ousted 13th seeded Brice Leverdez of France in the 2nd round defeating him 21-18, 21-19. Chetan will next face top seed Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia.

India's RMV Guru Sai Dutt however could not score an upset win against 6th seed Mark Zweibler of Germany. Mark defeated Guru Sai in three sets 21-14, 22-20, 21-16.

Alongwith Chetan Anand, another of India's top badminton players, the 12th seeded P. Kashyap sailed through to the 3rd round, defeating David Obernosterer of Austria 21-16, 21-12. He is scheduled to play against 3rd seed Tien Minh Nguyen in the next round.

It was a day when seedings literally went for a toss in the men's singles. 8th seed Rajiv Ouseph of England, 9th seeded Pablo Abian of Spain, 10th seeded Kazushi Yamada of Japan, 11th seed Wing Ki Wong of Hong Kong, 13th seed Brice Leverdez of France and 15th seeded Yan Kit Chan of Hong Kong all crashed out of the US Open tournament on a single day, losing to unseeded players.

Related Articles:

Quarterfinal results and Semi-final lineup at the US-Open-2011
US Open 2011 Final Results and Scores


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